I vowed my blog would be free of news and/or seriousness, but this press release just crossed my desk and I felt compelled to share. The emphases are mine.
"On 11/11/2010, just before 6pm, officers were dispatched to 435 Hwy and Gregory on sounds of shots coming from a white van.
Upon arrival, officers observed the white van parked on the side of the road, on Gregory. When officers exited their vehicle they heard what they believed to be sounds of shots from the white van and fired their weapons. During the incident it was discovered the sounds of shots were actually caused by the van backfiring.
No one was hurt in the incident and the driver of the van was not armed. The windows of the police vehicle were believed to have been shot out by officers exiting their vehicle.
The incident is under investigation."